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  1. 1. Designing Dublin 2.0 Love the City 100 Examples Linnea Vizard 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 1
  2. 2. Milk and Cookies Dublin, 2010 Milk and cookies is a storytellling night that takes place in Dublin. The event is free and everyone is welcome. It usually takes place in Exchange in Temple Bar. There is an open mic night, and there are tea, coffee, cookies and friends! 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 2
  3. 3. International Comedy Club Dublin, Ireland 2010 Comedy is about telling stories! 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 3
  4. 4. Listowel Syndrome Dublin Fringe Festival 2010 A dark tale of small-town solidarity. Majority rules and a close-knit community turns on one of its own. This is Listowel Syndrome – in a small town you can’t afford to make enemies and actions do have consequences. Reflecting on a recent case that saw a large number of people express their solidarity for a convicted man through a wordless gesture, it brings to mind a Faustian pact. Told through dance, text, song and live music, this is a fable told for any town at any time. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 4
  5. 5. His and Hers Film 2010 “A man loves his girlfriend the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” Old Irish Proverb. From kitchens, living rooms, and hallways across the Irish midlands, His & Hers delightfully combines observation and charm to tell a 90-year-old love story through the voices of 70 women. This intimate gender and cultural snapshot explores a woman’s relationships with the men in her life—father, boyfriend, husband, son. Following sequentially from little girl to old woman, each character portrait is woven with the others into one perfectly crafted cinematic quilt. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 5
  6. 6. Post Secret International 2005 - ongoing An international project where people send in their secrets anonymously on a postcard. “Community mail art” is how founder Frank Warren describes it. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 6
  7. 7. Dublin Dance Festival Dublin, Ireland Annually, started 2002 A festival of contemporary dance. Each year different themes unite the stories told. In 2010 the theme was “Young people, old voices”. Dance is a very expressive way of storytelling. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 7
  8. 8. An Post Museum Dublin, Ireland 2010 The exhibition explores the influence of the Post Office in Ireland and offers an insight into the role played by Post Office people in the development of Irish society over many years. From stamps and stamp collecting to An Post's copy of the 1916 Proclamation and the little known story of the staff who were actually in the GPO on Easter Monday, the exhibition is a unique way to learn about the importance of the Post Office in Irish life. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 8
  9. 9. Murmur Dublin, Ireland 2007 Explore [murmur] Dublin Docklands: Go for a walk: bring your mobile phone, and head for the green ears on the map. Find the green ear, and call the number on it. Enter the code on the sign to hear people's stories about the place where you're standing. [murmur] is an audio documentary which is collecting stories and personal memories about Docklands from older people as part of the Bealtaine festival. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 9
  10. 10. Science Gallery Dublin, Ireland 2009 The Science Gallery is a world first. A new type of venue where today's white-hot scientific issues are thrashed out and you can have your say. A place where ideas meet and opinions collide. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 10
  11. 11. The Nutcracker Russia 1891 In Western countries, The Nutcracker has become perhaps the most popular of all ballets, performed primarily during the Christmas season. In the United States, especially since the 1960s, it has transcended its origins as a mere ballet or piece of classical music, becoming a part of American tradition almost as much as the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Countless cities across the U.S. now stage the ballet at Christmas time, and new telecasts, video versions and interpretations of the ballet now appear even more often than before. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 11
  12. 12. Ghost Bus Tour Dublin, Ireland Ongoing Let us put you at your unease on Dublin's oldest and best Ghostbus Tour. We will introduce you to the dark romance of a city of gaslight ghosts and chilling legends. The bus itself is a unique attraction, it is a mobile theatre decorated in the gothic style and features a live storyteller who takes you on a spellbinding trip through Dublin. Once onboard, we take advantage of this atmospheric setting to spirit you away to a world of felons, fiends and phantoms and put you in the mood for being both charmed and spooked at the same time. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 12
  13. 13. Evidence Dolls Dunne and Raby 2005 Evidence Dolls is a research project commissioned by the Pompidou Centre in Paris for the D-Day exhibition. The aim was to use hypothetical products as a way of exploring how one group in society felt biotech might impact on their lives. We focussed on young single women and their love lives as this provided a number of interesting perspectives on genetics -- designer babies, desirable genes, mating logic, DNA theft. It is not intended to be scientific, but more a way of unlocking their imaginations and generating stories that once made public, trigger thoughts and discussions in other people. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 13
  14. 14. Poetry Ireland - Readings Dublin Ireland Ongoing Information on Poetry Ireland supported readings, launches and events around Ireland, as well as other writing events around the country. Browse the listings below or use the calendar to view what is happening on a particular date. This page will show events for the current month. For next month's events, forward-click on the calendar. Our events are scheduled two months in advance so please check back regularly for more upcoming events. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 14
  15. 15. Street Artists - Mimes International Ongoing A mime artist (from Greek "μίμος" - mimos, "imitator, actor"[1]) is someone who uses mime as a theatrical medium or as a performance art, involving miming, or the acting out a story through body motions, without use of speech. In earlier times, in English, such a performer was referred to as a mummer. Miming is to be distinguished from silent comedy, in which the artist is a seamless character in a film or sketch. The performance of pantomime originates at its earliest in Ancient Greece; the name is taken from a single masked dancer calledPantomimus, although performances were not necessarily silent. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 15
  16. 16. TCD Debates in The Phil Dublin, Ireland Ongoing Every year, The Phil invites luminaries from the worlds of politics, academia, business and the arts to address the students of Trinity College. In recent years, the Society has played host to guests such as renown actor Al Pacino, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, presidential candidate John McCain, actress Dame Helen Mirren, writer Sir Salman Rushdie and Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 16
  17. 17. Lash Back Dublin, Ireland 2007 Can you introduce yourself? Hello, we are Lash Back! Lash Back is a feminist collective and magazine based in Dublin Ireland. The group was initially set up in late 2007 by 3 women in Dublin. The group has slowly evolved and now encompasses approx 25 casual collective members, 6 organising members and an e-mail group of over 80 members. Can you tell us about the Lash Back collective? The Lash Back collective currently meets once every 2 months. So far, we’ve tried to provide a space for people who identify as women and feminists to come together and talk or do activities (such as making stuff or watching movies) in a safe environment. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 17
  18. 18. Photo of the Day Various Locations March 31 1979 – Oct 25 1997 Photographer as Jamie Livingston took a photo every day for eighteen years, until the day he died, using a Polaroid SX-70 camera. He called the project “Photo of the Day” and presumably planned to collect them at some point — had he lived. He died on October 25, 1997 — his 41st birthday. After Livingston’s death, his friends Hugh Crawford and Betsy Reid put together a public exhibit and website using the photos and called it PHOTO OF THE DAY: 1979-1997, 6,697 Polaroids, dated in sequence. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 18
  19. 19. Feminist Walking Tour Dublin, Ireland 2009 On March 8th 2008 over 150 people took to the streets to take part in the first Feminist Walking Tour of Dublin to mark International Women's Day. Following the enormous success of last year's tour, we are once again stepping out to tell the often forgotten stories of the Dublin women who have shaped the world we live in. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 19
  20. 20. Give Up Your Aul Sins Dublin, Ireland 2001 More than 30 years ago, young Dublin children were recorded on a battered tape recorder as they gave their interpretation of stories from the bible. The story of John the Baptist, is told by a little girl with great passion and an obvious delight in the telling of it.... 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 20
  21. 21. Tattoo Confidential . Com Interwebs Ongoing A website that collects the stories behind people’s tattoos. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 21
  22. 22. Teen Diaries Online Ongoing ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR YOUNG WOMEN Teen Diaries is dedicated to helping multi-cultural females (ages 13 to 22) transition into adulthood. From fashion to finance, each section of this E- mentoring site and developing talk show focuses on a particular issue that affects this unique population. It is educational, inspirational, and entertaining. It is supportive and non-judgmental. Featured celebrities and professionals talk about the issues that affected them as teens growing up in America. Teen bloggers from New York to Los Angeles contribute to the Diaries section that features their truthful depiction of teen life and appeals to the audience who identify with them. Without a doubt, Teen Diaries fills an ever- existent void in the framework of our youth. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 22
  23. 23. this is not a shop Dublin, Ireland Founded 2006 Thisisnotashop is an alternative, not for profit arts organization founded in January 2006 in Dublin, Ireland, dedicated to supporting the work of emerging artists from both Ireland and abroad. From 2006 to December 2009 the gallery was located at 26 Benburb St, Dublin 7. In 2010 Thisisnotashop let go of the space to focus on organizing independent exhibitions for its artists in Ireland, New York, and Internationally. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 23
  24. 24. Threadless Chicago, USA Founded 2000 Threadless is a community-based tee shirt company, with an ongoing, open call for design submissions. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 24
  25. 25. Anita Roddick Born in Sussex 1942 - 2007 Dame Anita Roddick, DBE (23 October 1942 – 10 September 2007) was a British businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner, best known as the founder of The Body Shop, a cosmetics company producing and retailing beauty products that shaped ethical consumerism.[1][2] The company was one of the first to prohibit the use of ingredients tested on animals and one of the first to promote fair trade with third world countries. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 25
  26. 26. Richard Branson Born in London Born 1950 Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is a British industrialist, best known for his Virgin Group of over 360 companies. At age 16, Branson had his first successful business venture, publishing a magazine called Student.[1] In 1970, he set up an audio record mail- order business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Branson's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s—as he set up Virgin Atlantic Airways and expanded the Virgin Records music label. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 26
  27. 27. NCAD Student Gallery Dublin, Ireland 2010 This year we will be establishing the NCAD Student's Gallery in the old games room space in red square. This is an idea that's been around for the past five or six years and is finally coming into fruition. The Student's Gallery will be a dedicated space for NCAD students to have continuous exhibitions that would be open to the public. It is our hope that the gallery will attain a high profile over the next few years as a showcase for exciting, new, young artists and designers. We hope it will draw people in from outside the college, giving our students valuable experience and exposure for many years to come. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 27
  28. 28. Creative Cafe Dublin, Ireland 2010 CFCP is delighted to announce the opening of a monthly Creative Café. Creative Café is an informal meet up and exchange platform for all creative people to present their work, provide an insight into various creative processes and share reflexions on their impact. We would like to invite any creative practitioners and researchers in the arts area to contact us if they would like to give a short talk about their work, upcoming and/or past projects. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 28
  29. 29. Exchange Dublin Dublin, Ireland Ongoing “Exchange Dublin” is both a statement of intent and an invitation to the city. Exchange Dublin is a new collective arts centre in Temple Bar, Dublin run entirely by young people and holding discussions, gigs, visual arts and performance. Most projects originate from the autonomous “Exchange Groups” that use the space as a hub for their activity. Representatives from these groups form the general Exchange Dublin Collective that programmes and coordinates events in the space. All work is voluntary and no one is paid. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 29
  30. 30. Basic Space Dublin, Ireland 2010 This is a open creative space for NCAD students. Create Work. Show Work . It is a 10,000 sqft warehouse with very few limitations (there are no costs and no need to turn a profit). We hope to create a space where work is made , exhibited and promoted. It is a space that can be used as a studio, gallery, movie theatre, muse, darkroom or anything else you can think of. Located just behind Vicar Street. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 30
  31. 31. You Kiss By The Book Dublin, Ireland 2010 You Kiss By The Book is the shambling, endearing, pared down musical project of Simon Dowling. Having enlisted the micro-scene equivalent of a supergroup (featuring those for whom The Terribles and I Heart The Monster Hero are the regular gig, among others), Simon recorded an album of winning simplicity live at his house. The result is Bear Leader, a limited edition vinyl released with a free CD enclosed, available at Road Records. The album’s on Hefty Horse records, an imprint that will be familiar to those who’ve attended the gigs Simon has put on in Anseo, upstairs in Whelans and elsewhere. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 31
  32. 32. Stitch and Bitch Dublin, Ireland Ongoing The Dublin Knit Collective hosts Stitch and Bitch nights where people can come to do craft, share stories and bitch! The nights used to be on in PantiBar, info can be found on The Dublin Knit Collective website. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 32
  33. 33. BauBike Kolding, Denmark 2009 The BauBike was designed by a student at DSKD. The entrepreneurship was involved in creating and executing the idea, as well as exhibiting at Milan Design Fair 2009. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 33
  34. 34. Help Me Help Me Dublin, Ireland 2010 This project at the Dublin Fringe Festival 2010 is described by the creator as follows: “I hate normal shop-shopping. I like charity shop, flea-market, car-boot sale shopping. So I am opening the Help Me! Help Me! charity shop, and I want you to come and rummage. Talk to strangers, rearrange the merchandise, haggle, browse, engage me in long chats about the weather and your ailments. I’m the charity. You can take my things; just give me something that will help me in exchange – a tune, some cake, your company, a cure for loneliness, 40 cent… Daily tea, cake and chat at 3pm. Please be generous, everything must go.” 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 34
  35. 35. O Connaill’s Chocolate Cork, Ireland Ongoing O Conaills Chocolates are a tradition chocolate makers operating in Cork City. The business sells chocolate products which are all handmade in Cork, as well as having a café. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 35
  36. 36. TED Web Based Ongoing TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer - - TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 36
  37. 37. Demeter New York 2009 DemeterFL, Inc. is a Great Neck, New York company that sells fragrances based on familiar, "everyday" scents, such as dirt, tomatoes, and chocolate chip cookies. The fragrances are intended to be an evocative, "idealized" representation of these scents, which Demeter calls "single experience fragrances“. This is in contrast to most traditional perfumes, which combine a larger range of scents to create more complex fragrances. This is an interesting example of a non-traditional entrepreneur enterprise, where the aim is to bottle and sell a very specific experience of an intangible feeling created by a certain smell. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 37
  38. 38. Regional Assembly of Text Vancouver Ongoing The Regional Assembly of Text was opened in late August of 2005 by Rebecca Dolen & Brandy Fedoruk. While attending the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, they collaborated on a number of projects and curated a series of book shows together. After graduating in 2003 they decided to put their minds & hands to work. The result of which, was their very own little store. Focusing on text as a theme, the store features many lovely things designed and built by them. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 38
  39. 39. Mr. Typewriter Online Ongoing At, we work hard to bring you yesterday's high tech machines ready for today's work load. With a typewriter from you can rest assured that you have invested in a quality machine that has been fully tested and restored to once again provide many years of reliable service for today's wordsmiths. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 39
  40. 40. Magnetic Poetry Toronto, Canada 2009 It all started with a song and a sneeze. Dave Kapell, founder of Magnetic Poetry, was suffering from writer's block while trying to compose song lyrics. To overcome this problem, he wrote down interesting words on pieces of paper and rearranged them, looking for inspiration. What he hadn't figured into this experiment was his allergies. One good sneeze and any progress was sent flying across the room. Dave decided to glue the words to pieces of magnets and stick them to a pizza tin. Then he got hungry and the now magnetized words made their way to the refrigerator door. Before too long, Dave wasn't the only one rearranging his would-be song lyrics. When friends came over, Dave noticed they started to move the magnets around, amusing themselves by writing the first magnetic poems. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 40
  41. 41. Laneway Dublin, Ireland 2010 A social experiment that questions the possibilities of community in a mostly transient space. me&him&you were attracted to this unique location, and they invite you, the community, to re-imagine this laneway. From dawn until dusk for eight days of the festival – seating created from found objects, planting and music (directly influenced by laneway users) will inhabit this space. Bursting with vitality, activity and interaction – take a detour and visit The Laneway. For more information please visit 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 41
  42. 42. Life Watch Mark Gilroy 2010 A project looking at possible positive interventions for heroin addicts. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 42
  43. 43. Lifesaver USA? 2010 LIFESAVER bottle uses a highly advanced ultra filtration system, originally developed for industrial applications. LIFESAVER bottle will remove bacteria, viruses, cysts, parasites, fungi and all other microbiological waterborne pathogens. It does all this without the aid of any foul tasting chemicals like iodine or chlorine. Whilst inventing LIFESAVER bottle I also invented FAILSAFE technology. In simple terms this means that when the cartridge has expired it shuts off, preventing the user from drinking contaminated water. Just change the cartridge and continue to use. LIFESAVER bottle has been designed to help save lives supplying people with clean pathogen-free drinking water. Treated with care and respect you can expect many years of trouble-free use. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 43
  44. 44. Feminist Open Forum Dublin, Ireland Ongoing fof is a new space for feminists to get together to share views and experiences, to discuss current political issues, and to strategise and plan actions for change. fof plans to meet monthly and is open to everyone interested in feminist politics and activism. Fresh Perspectives, New Voices, Action 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 44
  45. 45. Greentree Mobile Showers England 2010? An innovative, self cleaning shower system. All decontamination processes and products are fully bio-degradable and non-toxic to the long term aquatic environment. We believe that no one is exempt from environmental responsibility. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 45
  46. 46. Safe and Legal Dublin, Ireland Ongoing The Safe and Legal (in Ireland) Abortion Rights Campaign is of unique significance, as it represents the first major initiative aimed at moving forward on abortion in this country. Anti-choice groups seeking further regressive and unworkable responses to abortion have always led previous campaigns on abortion. Since the first Constitutional referendum on abortion in 1983, Ireland has changed: more women living in Ireland access abortion services and more women feel angry and frustrated that they have to travel to Britain and other countries to secure these services. The only thing that has not changed is the lack of courage and leadership demonstrated by successive Governments in dealing with abortion in a realistic and rational way. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 46
  47. 47. The Toaster Project Thomas Thwaites 2009 For nine months I've been trying to make an electric toaster, myself, starting from scratch. Travelling to disused mines around Britain, digging up raw materials, processing and forming them into a hand crafted pastiche of a product sold in Argos for the throwaway price of £3.94. My quest is perhaps absurd, but the contrast in scale between the products we use and the industry that produces them also seems absurd. Massive industrial activity in the pursuit of additional modicums of comfort at lower prices - small trifles, like an evenly crispy piece of toast, that we quickly become accustomed too. However, I like toast, as well as many of the other trappings of 21st Century life. The laboriousness of producing even the most basic material from the ground up exposes the fallacy in a return to some romantic ideal of a pre- industrialised time. But at a moment in time when the effects of industry are no longer trivial in relation to the wider environment, the throwaway toasters of today seem unreasonable. The provenance and the fate of the things we buy is too important to ignore. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 47
  48. 48. The Cloud Project Zoe Papadopoulou 2009 Developments in nanotechnology and planetary- scale engineering point to new possibilities for us to conform the global environment to our needs. These advances combined with a dream to make clouds snow ice cream have inspired a series of experiments that look at ways to alter the composition of clouds to make new and delicious sensory experiences. Using ice-cream as a catalyst for interesting dialogue, the project’s focus is to welcome people into a mobile space that sits outside institutions, letting new audiences experience and imagine emerging scientific developments and their consequences. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 48
  49. 49. The Stock Exchange of Visions Online Ongoing The Stock Exchange of Visions project was initiated to provide a platform for the world leading artists, sociologists, activists, scientists and others to share their visions about the future of our planet with a broad public and let them decide if either they agree up on their thoughts or not. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 49
  50. 50. USA Ongoing Cars and trucks can be replaced by technologies that were invented a century ago and are today fully developed: trains and street cars (trams). The comparatively few people using motor vehicles for their transport impose terrible burdens on their fellow citizens and do not even enjoy particularly fast transport due to the many other cars and trucks competing for space in the relatively narrow streets. No technical fix is going to solve the ecological and energy problems we now face. The same high quality of life can be extended throughout a city simply by making modest improvements in public transport and freight delivery systems at costs that are low in comparison to building new highways. This approach restores cities to their rightful place: the center of the human universe, where civility, beauty, and culture abound, in the commercial heart of the city. We must establish a systematic program of solving the world's problems by pushing cars out of the places they do not belong: our city streets. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 50
  51. 51. USA Ongoing To some, making a difference means small, simple acts that can be done every single day. To others, making a difference means showing up to local events that make the world a better place. And to some other people, making a difference means hopping on board with a local non-for-profit and focusing your efforts on one issue. CoolPeopleCare is here to welcome all. You want to change the world. You really do. But sometimes, things get in the way. You've got your career, your family, your friends, your future, and lots of other things to worry about. But these things aren't necessarily hindrances to giving back - they're assets. CoolPeopleCare shows you how to leverage your world to change worlds. Give them five minutes and you'll see positive change in yourself, your community, and communities half a world away. Because there's no such thing as not enough time. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 51
  52. 52. The Hole in the Wall Delhi, India 1999 In 1999, New Delhi's physicist professor Sugata Mitra puts a PC with a high speed internet connection in a wall in the slums of Kalkaji (New Delhi, India) and watches what happens. After seven years of rigorous measurements across the Indian subcontinent, he summarizes what he has learn into what he named as being a “a puzzle in four pieces”: • The quality of education reduces with “remoteness” • Educational technology should be designed for and go to the remotest areas first • Learning is a process of self organisation • Values are acquired, doctrine is imposed Groups of children, given access to shared, publicly accessible computers in playgrounds and other public areas, will teach themselves to use the technology on their own. This will happen independently of who or where they are. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 52
  53. 53. We Are What We Do England Ongoing We Are What We Do is a global movement that inspires people to use their everyday behaviour to affect big environmental and social issues. There are loads of small things we can all do everyday. We call them Actions. Little things like turning off the tap when you're brushing your teeth, taking your own bag to the supermarket or teaching your granny to text. They might seem small and insignificant on their own, but their effect can be massive. If we all do them regularly, we can have a huge impact on many of the environmental and social problems we are facing. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 53
  54. 54. Homeless World Cup Worldwide Ongoing The project started when two street paper founders wanted to find an international language to unite homeless people around the world. Held annually, the first cup was hosted in Graz, Austria in 2003. When the most recent tournament was held in Cape Town 2006 the event was watched by over 100.000 fans, uniting 48 nations and 500 homeless players. The Homeless World Cup exists to address the one billion people around the world without a home, a basic human need. Using football as a trigger, they inspire and empower people who are homeless and excluded to change their own lives. The feeling of belonging, working in a team, regaining a health oriented attitude towards life, self esteem and experience of fun is a powerful combination that sees 77% of players go on to find a home, come off drugs and alcohol, get into education, jobs, training, and repair relationships with friends and family. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 54
  55. 55. They Rule Online, USA Ongoing They Rule aims to provide a glimpse of some of the relationships of the US ruling class. It takes as its focus the boards of some of the most powerful U.S. companies, which share many of the same directors. Some individuals sit on 5, 6 or 7 of the top 500 companies. It allows users to browse through these interlocking directories and run searches on the boards and companies. A user can save a map of connections complete with their annotations and email links to these maps to others. They Rule is a starting point for research about these powerful individuals and corporations. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 55
  56. 56. The Amazing Project New York Ongoing The Amazing Project highlights worthwhile projects from amazing people doing amazing things to improve the world and connects them to volunteers (like you). The Amazing Project is a New York State non-profit corporation. Their goal is to foster a culture of hope by sharing the stories of people who are making a positive impact in the world and connecting potential volunteers and participants with accessible ways to get involved. These stories are shared through a robust website, regular email newsletter, special online projects, public exhibitions, printed publishing projects, and events. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 56
  57. 57. The Bank of Common Knowledge Online The Bank of Common Knowledge (BCK) is a pilot experience dedicated to the research of social mechanisms for the collective production of contents, mutual education, and citizen participation. It is a laboratory platform where we explore new ways of enhancing the distribution channels for practical and informal knowledge, as well as how to share it. The BCK's mission and meaning is to create, protect and expand knowledge, exchange and spread. To bring about re-evaluation into common knowledge. Their motivation is also to have individual and collective needs becoming more autonomous, and to somehow answer the general lack of resources for everyday issues. In short: urban survival. They look for alternative, cheap and affordable, even free ways to find answers to all sort of needs. They share practical or theoretical knowledge in all disciplines, from medical to crafts, to technology to civil rights. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 57
  58. 58. Network 2012 Britain Ongoing Network 2012 is a social enterprise. An online business and social network and events company with a mission to contribute to the end of homelessness by 2012, the year of the Olympics. Their aim is to contribute through encouraging social enterprises and business to network through them and pay a small membership fee, which they will use to provide bursaries for those currently excluded from the mainstream to start their own social enterprise. Doing what business needs to do but helping others in the process! When mainstream society looks outside of itself to the people on the fringes it seems to only look from a negative perspective and through the stereotypical lenses of benefit fraud, idleness, alcoholism and drug abuse. At Network 2012 their long experience working with people on the fringes, specifically in the homelessness sector tells us something completely different. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 58
  59. 59. Play Rethink Boardgame 2010 Welcome to the 'play rethink' network! 'play rethink' is an interactive board game that brings groups of people together to: be creative generate ideas around sustainability raise awareness of environmental and social issues encourage active citizenship promote innovation help you rethink your products and services It is ideal for design professionals, teachers, secondary and university students and people in the creative industries in general. It is suitable for ages 12+. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 59
  60. 60. Wanna Start a Commune? USA Ongoing Wanna Start a Commune? is a project dedicated to bringing a communal lifestyle back to the forefront of American culture, and beyond. A commune is defined very simply as 'a community where resources are shared' (Wikipedia). We think the commune idea deserves a much broader audience. Sure, many commune experiments have failed. We say don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Let's learn and move forward. The commune is an idea too good to waste. The good news is that we're already turning towards each other more than ever before; for inspiration, for comfort, for help, for joy. It's a simple act to take that 'turning towards' and make it official. The act of starting a commune can be literal, or symbolic. Becoming more collective is the goal. Join with those around you and together decide how and where. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 60
  61. 61. The School of Life London, England Ongoing The School of Life is a new social enterprise offering good ideas for everyday living. We are based in a small shop in Central London where we offer a variety of programmes and services concerned with how to live wisely and well. We address such questions as why work is often unfulfilling, why relationships can be so challenging, why it’s ever harder to stay calm and what one could do to try to change the world for the better. The School of Life is a place to step back and think intelligently about these and other concerns. You will not be cornered by any dogma, but directed towards a variety of ideas - from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts – that tickle, exercise and expand your mind. You’ll meet other curious, sociable and open-minded people in an atmosphere of exploration and enjoyment. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 61
  62. 62. School of Everything The UK Ongoing Nobody likes being told what to do. School of Everything is here so you can organise your education however you please. Lots of people think it is lovely as you can see from these nice words and shiny awards. School of Everything lets you learn and teach whatever, wherever and whenever you want. Join the education revolution! 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 62
  63. 63. The Reanimation Library Brooklyn, USA Ongoing The Reanimation Library is a small, independent library based in Brooklyn. It is a collection of books that have fallen out of mainstream circulation. Outdated and discarded, they have been culled from thrift stores, stoop sales, and throw-away piles across the country and given new life as resource material for artists, writers, and other cultural archeologists. The Reanimation Library seeks to assemble an inspiring collection of resources that will facilitate the production of new creative work and promote reflection and research into the historical, legal, and methodological questions surrounding the adaptive reuse of found materials. It strives to provide the necessary space and tools to allow these activities to flourish, and to foster a climate of spirited collaboration. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 63
  64. 64. Think Public The UK Ongoing We are a social design agency that helps tackle big social challenges. We work with the public sector, third sector and communities. where we come from thinkpublic was founded in 2004 by Deborah Szebeko. She got the idea for the company after volunteering as a project manager at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, where she experienced first-hand the impact design can have on improving the patient experience. thinkpublic has grown and now includes designers, film-makers, a positive psychologist, programmers, marketers, artists and anthropologists. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 64
  65. 65. Creative Pitch Chicago, USA Ongoing Creative Pitch is an organization which mobilizes the unused art supplies which organizations and people have lying around and sends them to schools in need of creative supplies. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 65
  66. 66. UCD Equality Society Dublin, Ireland Ongoing The University College Dublin Equality Society was established in 2005 by former members of the MSc in Equality Studies, run by the Equality Studies Centre in UCD. The Society has been active since then and received official recognition from UCD Students’ Union in 2007. The Society is active in organising many events, talks, workshops, and protests. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 66
  67. 67. Guerrilla Girls USA Ongoing Collective A feminist art group which uses art, theatre and community action to represent feminist ideas and inspire debate and action. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 67
  68. 68. Benrik The UK Ongoing Benrik is composed of Ben Carey and Henrik Delehag, and constitutes the outlet for their creative output. Benrik's mission is to remodel the current world into something more to their liking, adding idea by idea to the sum total of original thinking and inspiration. This Diary Will Change Your Life is a recipe for permanent revolution in people's imaginations, encouraging them to reinvent themselves every day of their lives by following Benrik's instructions for lateral living. It has spawned a worldwide cult of thousands over the last six years. Benrik also believe in sharing their surplus creative and business ideas, originally through a column in the Independent entitled "Free Ideas", now collected in book format; they also deliver a Benrik Pitch every Monday in the Guardian newspaper. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 68
  69. 69. Design Ignites Change International Ongoing Creativity holds enormous power for fostering positive social change. Instilling this ideal in the next generation of creative professionals is core to Design Ignites Change, a collaboration between Adobe Youth Voices and Worldstudio. This annual program promotes and encourages talented high school and college students across the country to use design thinking and innovation to create messages for, and solutions to, pressing social problems. Each year, participating colleges, universities and high schools engage with their students to create work that addresses powerful social topics ranging from issues of diversity, homelessness, hunger and gun violence to scarce water resources, sustainability and endangered species. The students are encouraged to develop actual projects that are visible in, and beneficial to, their own local communities; projects that will stimulate thought, dialog, action and ultimately change. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 69
  70. 70. Colour Me Katie New York Ongoing Hey! I'm Katie Sokoler. I'm a freelance photographer and street artist living in Brooklyn. Katie’s blog looks at her art as well as her involvement in improv everywhere. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 70
  71. 71. Dropping Knowledge International Ongoing Dropping knowledge is a global initiative to support the free and open sharing of knowledge among the people of the world. Born out of the democratizing power of the internet, dropping knowledge employs advanced web-technology to empower the global public to ask the questions that matter to them and seek new solutions through community dialog. A freely accessible Copyleft knowledge portal and dialog forum, dropping knowledge invites the global public to ask and answer questions, exchange viewpoints and ideas, and join the conversations around the most comprehensive database of social topics ever compiled. invites you to question yourself and the world around you. Every time you ask yourself a question, a new dialogue begins… 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 71
  72. 72. PostCrossing International Ongoing “send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person somewhere in the world!” The goal of this project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. Well, almost free! The main idea is that: if you send a postcard, you will receive at least one back from a random Postcrosser from somewhere in the world. Why? Because, like the author, there are lots of people who like to receive real mail. The element of surprise of receiving postcards from different places in the world (many of which you probably have never heard of) can turn your mailbox into a box of surprises - and who wouldn't like that? 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 72
  73. 73. Free Hugs Campaign Worldwide Ongoing Sometimes, a hug is all what we need. Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, A man whos sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives. In this age of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, the effects of the Free Hugs campaign became phenomenal. As this symbol of human hope spread accross the city, police and officials ordered the Free Hugs campaign BANNED. What we then witness is the true spirit of humanity come together in what can only be described as awe inspiring. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 73
  74. 74. Museum of Broken Relationships Croatia Museum of Broken Relationships A museum dedicated to broken hearts has been founded in Croatia. Authors of the concept Olinka Vištica and Drazen Grubišić decided to set up the museum after consoling friends over their failed romances. The Museum of Broken Relationships is an art concept which proceeds from the assumption that objects possess integrated fields - ‘holograms’ of memories and emotions - and intends with its layout to create a space of ‘secure memory’ or ‘protected remembrance’ in order to preserve the material and nonmaterial heritage of broken relationships. Unlike the ‘destructive’ self-help instructions for recovery from failed loves, the Museum offers every individual the chance to overcome the emotional collapse through creation - by contributing to the Museum's collection. The individual gets rid of ‘controversial objects’, triggers of momentarily ‘undesirable’ emotions, by turning them into museum exhibits, and thereby participating in the creation of a preserved collective emotional history. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 74
  75. 75. Design Against Crime London Design Against Crime Research Centre DAC is a socially responsive, practice-led research centre located at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 75
  76. 76. Design Can Change Vancouver Ongoing Why did you make this site? Who's behind it? We are a studio in Vancouver called smashLAB. Over the past couple of years, we have tried to become more sustainable, but found it a cumbersome process. As we started to do more research, we felt it would be good to share our findings with others in the community. Additionally, when we started to consider our collective influence as designers, we thought it made sense to work together to lobby for better options. The site was generated entirely pro-bono and it has no method of revenue generation. We simply felt that it was our responsibility as professionals to create this resource. We hope that you share this sentiment and participate in the effort. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 76
  77. 77. Nicholas Zambetti Designer Fascinated with the importance of electronic objects in our daily lives and how we become emotionally entangled with the abilities they provide, Nicholas is interested in exploring interpersonal relations as aesthetic experiences mediated by technology. Viewing interaction design as a craft, he is actively engaged in the design and implementation of tools for prototyping interactions throughout the design process. An example of ‘no-tech’ interaction, the war table is intended to encourage neighbors in urban single- occupant dwellings to affect each other's space. Preserving such domestic compromises of cohabitation supports peripheral social connectedness. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 77
  78. 78. Lovely as a Tree Web Based Welcome to Lovely as a Tree, the website that tells you everything you need to know to be a more environmentally aware graphic designer. We give you the low down on how your choices of design, paper and print impact upon the environment. We list the steps you can take to reduce your design footprint, we take you through the process of choosing a recycled or more sustainably sourced paper, and we show you what to look for when choosing a greener printer. You’ll also find lists of the UK’s most environmentally friendly papers and printers, web links to help make your office green, and case studies to inspire you. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 78
  79. 79. Design Without Borders Norway Ongoing Design without Borders use the designer's creative and analytical skills to solve challenges in developing countries. Using design in the development process leads to better living conditions, industrial business development and more efficient emergency relief. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 79
  80. 80. Designers Against AIDS Web Based Ongoing Non-profit organization ‘Beauty Without Irony’ has launched the international project ‘Designers Against AIDS’ (DAA) in 2004 in order to raise AIDS awareness in the international media and towards the general public, more specifically towards young people in the industrialised countries using elements from pop culture (music, fashion, design, arts, sports, film, celebrities, etc). HOW DOES DAA WORK? AIDS awareness project Designers Against AIDS - born in Belgium, but active all over the world- wants to reach young people by using their favorite celebrities from the worlds of music, fashion, sports and art to raise their interest and curiosity, making them visit the website, click on the links to local AIDS organisations and learn more about the disease. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 80
  81. 81. Stockholm Pride Stockholm, Sweden Annually Stockholm Pride is held annually. When Europride came to Stockholm in 2008, even public transport had rainbows on it! I chose this festival as it is a great example of a whole city integrating to celebrate pride. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 81
  82. 82. Citizen’s Advice Bureau Ireland Ongoing Citizens Information is an Irish eGovernment website provided by the Citizens Information Board. The site provides public service information for Ireland. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 82
  83. 83. Arthur Guinness Day Worldwide Ongoing Established in 2009 during our 250-year anniversary, Arthur's Day is a series of events and celebrations taking place around the world to celebrate the life and legacy of Arthur Guinness and the much-loved Guinness® beer which Arthur brought to the world. Here in Ireland, last year the likes of Tom Jones, Kasabian, Estelle, Dizzee Rascal, Razorlight and David Gray joined us in raising a glass to Arthur and made Arthur's Day a day of legend. This year events will be taking place across Dublin and we have also added additional gigs in Cork and Galway to ensure the whole country is able to be part of this truly remarkable celebration. The line up of over 50 Artists and acts includes Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini, The Magic Numbers, José González and The Maccabees. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 83
  84. 84. I left this here for you to read USA and Canada 2008 - 2009 Between August 2008 and October 2009, we printed 40 issues of "i left this here for you to read." There were only 50 copies of each issue total, and never reprinted any issues. We then left these in public places (such as on part benches, on buses, in airports and dentists' offices...) for anyone to take--free of charge. So far, we've left our magazines in about 75 cities in the US and in Canada. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 84
  85. 85. The Spire Dublin, Ireland The Spire of Dublin, officially titled the Monument of Light[1] (Irish: An Túr Solais) is a large, stainless steel, pin-like monument 121.2 metres (398 ft) in height, located on the site of the former Nelson's Pillar on O'Connell Street in Dublin. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 85
  86. 86. Cork Capital of Culture Cork, Ireland 2005 On January 8th 2005 an extraordinary thing happened in Cork. It stopped raining. During a miraculous break in a horrible weather pattern, 100,000 people took to the streets to celebrate the beginning of Cork's tenure as European Capital of Culture. Kick-starting with that extraordinary weekend in January, the city celebrated its long-awaited year in the spotlight with an extraordinary programme of cultural activity spanning theatre and dance; architecture, design and visual arts; music; sport; film, media and sound; festivals; literature, publications and conferences. Across the year over one million people, seven times the city's population, attended official Cork 2005 events as local and international audiences turned out to experience the Cork 2005 programme. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 86
  87. 87. Gumtree Dublin Web Based Ongoing An online community with for sale sections, jobs, community groups and so on. A facilitator of transactions and interactions. 10/7/2010 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 87